Matco Brakes

07-30-2013, 07:44 AM

Tom Saccio | Matco Brakes

In doing the Annual on my plane it was discovered that the drums and one axle had worn beyond repair. So I called Matco to order new parts. The parts had to be made because they are apparently now stocking them anymore. It has taken over two months to get the parts I needed. If you feel that you might need parts for your brakes, don't wait till the last minute.

07-31-2013, 02:49 PM


So what are our alternatives? New brakes? Magnetic Breaking?

08-05-2013, 08:57 PM

keithw | Matco Brakes

Hi Tom, Mike and Seawind friends. I installed the new Matco brake system several years back and figured that if push came to shove I would put on the original Seawind Brakes. Not as good as Matco but was O K for the first several years of my Seawind flying. Something to be said for not throwing anything away. See you soon in N. Y. Keith P S Flew the AirVenture Cup Race again this year. 12 Consecutive Years !!! Should I try for the big 13 next year??? It starts in Mitchel So. Dakota. Love to have company, Amphbian like instead them Lancairs and Glasairs Keith N80CC